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Man Leaves His Estate To Actors He Never Met! One Being EX-Y&R's Peter Barton!

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In a bizarre story, Ray Fulk willed his estate to two actors he never met, leaving them an estimated half a million dollars each.  Fulk was 71 when he died last July. He lived alone on a 160-acre property in Lincoln, Ill. that he inherited from his father. He had no family or children.  What Fulk did have was an admiration for actors Kevin Brophy and Peter Barton, whom he had never met. He admired them so much that he left his estate to be split between them.

According to Yahoo! News, Donald Behle, an estate attorney, said he helped prepare Fulk’s will around 1998, and never saw him again. Behle had helped with the estate of Fulk’s father, who died in 1997.

As to why Fulk will his estate to the two actors?   “He just said they were friends of his,” Behle said, who knew they were actors but did not know Fulk had never met them.   Behle is not sure why he considered them friends, but the State Journal-Register newspaper of Springfield, Ill., says he was a fan of their television shows.  Barton is known for his role as Dr. Scott Grainger in the soap opera The Young and the Restless from 1987 to 1993.  Brophy was in the 1977 show Lucan. Fulk had a poster from the show on the wall of his house, according to the State Journal-Register.

Behle is currently overseeing the sale of Fulk’s property, which is appraised at $1,054,000.  After Fulk died, Brophy and Barton received letters informing them of the bequest. The two are friends who had acted in the film Hell Night in 1981. They could not be reached for comment.  Barton actually visited Lincoln and Behle to see if the letter was real, Behle said. “His reaction was disbelief,” Behle said. “What would yours be?”  Behle said he enjoyed meeting Barton and giving him a tour of the property, except for the home.

“His house was an absolute filthy mess. We wore masks when we were in there,” Behle said. The only other bequest he left was to the Anti-Cruelty Society, an animal organization in Chicago. “He loved animals,” Behle said, though he said he doesn’t know if Fulk was affiliated with the organization.

Ok soapers, if you had a will, would you name any of your favorite soap opera stars in it?  And if so, who?  What do you think of the story of Ray Fulk’s decision to leave his estate to Scott Barton and Kevin Brophy?  Weigh-in!

 

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Blake
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Blake

That’s wild, I’m sure those actors are loving this!

lisa
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lisa

That’s way out there.
I wouldn’t name any soap stars in my will – I have children and grandchildren.

jim
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jim

Why cant i be so lucky?

jim
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jim

Why cant stuff like this happen to me?

mo
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mo

I guess Ray didn’t have any relatives he wanted to leave his estate too and maybe these two actors gave him a lot of joy via their performances. I think I would probably leave more to charities than strangers. But I guess Ray felt he knew them in some way. Sure is crazy!

mo
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mo

Ray didn’t have any running water and bathed in a creek!!! Okay, he should have used some of his money to add mod cons to his house. I don’t understand people who live in squalor and then when they die you find out they were millionaires. Maybe his money was tied up in his house/land, but he should have sold and bought himself a nice little place.

jon
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jon

Nutjob!

MK
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MK

I guess Peter was a Boytoy, without having to submit. 😉

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL…..

w/Cricket “BELL”.

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this is neither here nor there….

Bear Salute to all the Hotness in Serials. Woof!

Wendy
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Wendy

I’ve never had the honour of meeting peter barton, but I’ve heard only nice things about him. I find it insulting to call peter a boy toy. . U are an idiot

Annalee
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Annalee

No comment…… Lol

daring sally
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daring sally

Not on your life would I do something like that. My fantasies will never go that deep. Like the lady said: I have my own family to think about………..As sure as the world continue to be in existence there will be stranger things to happen. Nothing ceases to amaze me. Like mom always said: Just keep on living! You ain’t seen nothing yet!

Michele
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Michele

This man must have felt a connection to the shows these actors were on. Shows you watch for a long time tend to make you feel like you know the characters and are part of something. It’s a little sad because the man had no other family. I hope the actors accept the inheritance and do something good with it, even just a portion of the money could set up a trust to help a good cause.

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Ashton Arbab Says Farewell To General Hospital: “It Was Such An Honor To Have Worked Alongside Of Such Talented Actors”

Yesterday, viewers of General Hospitals witnessed that as a result of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib; it meant the end of the road for a couple of characters.  One of those was Dev, and thus ends Ashton Arbab’s over two-year run in the role.

In key scenes, Dev dies in the ambulance ride to the hospital and thanks Sonny (Maurice Benard) for making him a part of the family and tells Sonny to tell Josslyn (Eden McCoy) that he is sorry.  Will Sonny recall what Dev said and pass that on to Joss? Will anyone figure out Dev’s duplicity in keeping Joss and Cameron (William Burton) apart? Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, Ashton took to Twitter on Tuesday and shared these words of praise and ‘thank you’ for his time on the ABC daytime drama series.

 

Arbab expressed: “I am forever grateful to Producer Frank Valentini and Mark Teschner (casting director, GH) for this amazing opportunity. It was such an honor to have worked along side of such talented actors and I’m beyond blessed for your friendship. Most of all thank you General Hospital fans.”

So, what did you think of Dev being killed-off? Will you miss Ashton? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.


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All My Children Virtual Reunion On Tap With Jill Larson, James Kiberd, and More

Some more residents of Pine Valley are set for another virtual reunion.

This time circle your calendars for next week on Wednesday, December 2nd.

That is when Matt Borlenghi (Ex-Brian Bodine), William Christian (Ex-Derek Frye), James Kiberd (Ex-Trevor Dillon) and Jill Larson (Ex-Opal Cortlandt) will gather from their respective homes for this conversation with Alan Locher on The Locher Room You Tube channel.

To watch the livestream conversation click here next week beginning at 1:00 p.m. EST / 10 a.m. PST

What were your favorite storylines through the years involving AMC’s Opal, Ttevor, Derek or Brian?  Let us know via the comment section below.

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Mark Lawson Shares Heartfelt Sentiments As He Exits General Hospital

General Hospital fans knew Monday’s episode would bring with it who might have survived the explosion at the Floating Rib, and who might still be in peril or who did not make out.

This afternoon as viewers were learning the fate of several characters including Dustin, who was proposing to Lulu (Emme Rylan) as the bomb went off, his portrayer, Mark Lawson took to his Instagram to announce his exit from the series.

Mark expressed: “Actors know this moment is bittersweet.  Job well done, but leaving a set full of like-minded, inspired people. Playing Dustin was a joy. Every day on set was a gift, as were: Emme Rylan, Kirsten Storms, Brian Lane, Dominic Zamprogna, Lisa LoCicero, Maurice Benard, Bradford Anderson (And others that don’t have social media!) Thank you General Hospital. Honored to be part of television history not only on this show, but to be among the first actors back to work in town post-Covid. The set always felt safe, and I was proud to be in front of the camera in such a strange time  Thank you for everything.  Stay soapy.”

Check out Mark’s post below.

So, are you sad that Dustin is no longer on the canvas in Port Charles? Will you miss Mark in the role? Comment below.

 

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